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Amec Foster Wheeler Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Public (AMFW)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Describing Amec Foster Wheeler? Excellence in delivery, a highly-integrated and people oriented business, producing high-value solutions for our customers.

We are 40,000 exceptionally talented people throughout our global operations;
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Mission: Our vision is to be the most trusted partner for our customers by consistently delivering excellence - bringing together the knowledge, expertise and skills of our people from across our global network.

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    Current Employee - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amec, though they have acquired other companies have tried, sometimes unsuccessfully, but persistently to build a new identity for the company which integrates the cultures of all the companies they have acquired. If employees buy into the vision of Amec Foster Wheeler, they can build a very successful career. Amec is not unlike many other very large engineering consultancies, with the attendant red tape and bureaucracy, but you will not escape that if you want to build your career with a company of this size. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    The IT department is Broken. Period. It is a mess, and they keep recycling old hardware that doesn't function correctly. Employees who are using substandard technology that hinders them in doing their day to day tasks may wait months before they get a new laptop and the new laptop might be not much better than the old one. New employees get recycled laptops or desktops and it is embarrassing to hire an employee and then make them wait weeks to get a computer. This one issue is a thorn in Amec's side and they will begin to lose people over it. It doesn't matter how good your corporate intentions are; if you can't even get basic technology right, your organization will suffer, and Amec FW is suffering now.

    Advice to Management

    Fire whoever is in charge of the mess in IT and hire people who have a clue about the need for solid hardware systems and how badly you sap an employee's effectiveness and motivation by forcing them to work with outdated, borderline broken equipment. If someone asks for a new hammer don't hand them a 20 year old pipe wrench.

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    Interview

    Applied via Amec Foster Wheeler's career's website. After speaking with a representative over the phone a few times over a couple weeks, I was asked to come in for an interview. Met with HR Rep., CFO, and Senior Accounting team.

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